Britain & Reggae: A Special 50 Year History

Thursday 11th October 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ As part of marking Reggae @ 50, history and music consultant Kwaku presents a personal reflection of Britain’s pivotal role in the development of reggae music. Indeed, he posits that without British input, the Jamaican music industry…

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The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th August 2018, 1:00 PM –10:00 PM @ The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE   The Africa Centre is back with our annual flagship event celebrating African and diaspora music, dance, fashion and art! 2 music stages, one youth dance stage, 9 streets, 150 stalls! We are…

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AFROBEACH | Summer Beach Carnival Saturday

18th August 2018, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Lee Valley Beach, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross EN9 1AB   AN ALL DAY CARNIVAL IN LONDON SHOWCASING AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MUSIC, FOOD & VIBES ON ONE OF THE LARGEST URBAN BEACHES IN EUROPE! Get ready for…Afrobeach Established in 2015 and rapidly…

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6th KITENGE FESTIVAL UK

Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB ONE COMMUNITY, CELEBRATING AFRICA! After last year’s successful and remarkable event, the hotly anticipated multi-cultural day out is back! 6th Kitenge Festival UK is the biggest annual cultural event bringing all African businesses and startup…

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‘Melanin Box Festival 2018’

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, from 6:00 PM @ Theatre Peckham, 221 Havil St, Camberwell, London SE5 7SD   A two day showcase of theatre, movement, music and short films! With so many subcultures within the British experience, Melanin Box Fesival looks to bridge the gap, break down stereotypes and bring these experiences and…

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African Diaspora Day

Friday 6th July 2018, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HR   African Diaspora Day aims to unify Africans in the UK through heritage, culture and social integration. There will be Live Music, DJs, guest speakers, performers, artists, acrobats and choirs, alongside poetry, drama, fashion shows and…

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SJM PRESENTS: “THE ROOTS AT THE JAZZ CAFE”

Monday 3rd July 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG Packed into a busy touring schedule which includes a regular slot on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, it’s our privilege to welcome ‘The Most Legendary Hard Working’ band ‘The Roots’ for three intimate shows in July. First playing…

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IT’S ALMOST HERE….’Africa Oyé’ – The UK’s largest free celebration of African Music and Culture!

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th June 2018, 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AJ Africa Oye, is the UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture, and takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city center, the event has gone from…

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New Work: Onyeka Igwe – ‘No Dance, No Palaver’

Thursday 5th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ LUX, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF ‘No Dance, No Palaver’ is the culmination of Onyeka’s research into the Aba Women’s War of 1929. All the films use the first anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria led by an all woman army, as a entry point to experiment…

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UNMISSABLE: “Rapport Festival – The unique African arts festival returns to Brixton!

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018: various times, Brixton, South London With just one week to go, the streets, squares, cinemas and playgrounds of Brixton will be brought to life by the Rapport Festival. Founded in 2017, the festival will once more showcase the very best of African diaspora art in the UK in the…

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“FASHION4AFRICA POP UP”: showcasing contemporary African art and fashion in the heart of the Westend,

Friday 27th July 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ The China Exchange (UK), 32a Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA We are pleased to announce that ‘Fashion4Africa‘ will be rekindling and showcase contemporary creative African art and fashion in the heart of the Westend, surrounded by UK’s theatre-land, hotels, tourism and Soho nightlife. Fashion4Africa’s boutique…

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“9th ANNUAL YORUBA ARTS FESTIVAL”

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd July 2018, 12:00 PM –9:00 PM @ Clissold Park, Green Lanes, London N16 9EY Founded in 2010, the annual Yoruba Arts Festival celebrates the rich and diverse arts and culture of one of Africa’s largest and oldest cultures.   The festival features cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions, children’s…

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‘Arrival’: Celebrating Windrush and the Communities who Followed

Saturday 30th June 2018 @ City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA Arrival: celebrating Windrush and the communities who followed. City Hall will host a free event to bring the story of ‘arrival in London’ to life. There will be talks, music, workshops, film screenings and installations. The day will honour the Windrush generation and…

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‘JAZZ RE:FEST 2018’

Sunday 22nd July, from 12:00 PM @ The Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE Now in its 6th year, JAZZ RE:FEST will be venturing to pastures new, for sea air, fish & chips, Brighton rock and a day of great music. JAZZ RE: FEST is an annual one-day festival, produced by the respected music…

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‘Africa Utopia 2018 Festival’ 

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July @ The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX Africa Utopia is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. Championed by Senegalese singer and human rights advocate Baaba Maal, the annual programme features a range of talks, workshops, music, performances,…

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‘Floacist LIVE at the Hideaway Jazz Club’

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June 2018, 7:00 PM @ Hideaway Jazz Club 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London SW16 2BF With new music out this Spring and a highly anticipated brand new project soon to follow, 2018 is a special year for 8 time Grammy Award nominee, platinum selling international Neo Soul sensation and…

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‘The heart is where the battle is: a celebration of A. Sivanandan’s legacy’ by Institute of Race Relations

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Join us for an afternoon celebrating the life and work of A. Sivanandan, one of the most important and influential black anti-racist thinker-activists in the UK. Bringing together tributes, remembrances, music, discussion, poetry and film, we…

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WINDRUSH FILM PREMIERE SERIES: Di Journey & Brown Girl Begins 

Saturday 16th June 2018, 2:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, Arch 29 Nearest Station Southwark, London SE1 0BL In honour of those who have contributed to the Journey we have made and for those who will continue the journey towards our success as a people. 2:30 PM : Pop Up…

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‘The Story of Billie Holiday: Performed by Black Voices Quintet’

Friday 22nd June 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM @ The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SP Join us as Black Voices Quintet celebrate one of the pioneers of popular jazz & blues. Spanning nearly three decades, Billie Holiday’s impression on popular jazz, blues, swing & R ‘n’ B is unrivalled. Famous for her unique phrasing and…

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Get Ready For The ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival’

6th – 10th June 2018, 10:00 AM @ various Venues JAZZ LOVERS will be treated to a mix of exciting events in June celebrating the huge range of styles and sub-genres that Jazz music and the art of improvisation encompass. The ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival‘ features an international cast, ranging across jazz, funk, soul,…

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Break From Convention: Reel Rebels Radio hosts pop-up art exhibition ‘Perspectives’

Friday 8th – Saturday 10th June 2018. 6:00 PM @ at Reel Radio Rebels Music Studios, 7A Bouverie Mews, London N16 0AE AN EXHIBITION is set to showcase the work of three artists in a ‘break from convention’ with a twist next month. Reel Rebels Radio hosts pop-up art exhibition, ‘Perspectives’, featuring the work of comic artist…

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‘The History of Black Gospel Music: with Dr. Cedric Dent of TAKE 6’

Saturday 9th June 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ The Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, London N15 4JA Come and take a musical journey through the history of gospel music, from its roots in negro spirituals, to church-based music and the more modern sounds of today. Gospel music…

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